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To celebrate the annual Feast of St Peter on Saturday 25 June, Mulberry Court  hosted a raffle like no other to provide passers by the opportunity to win huge prizes and help raise money for local volunteer organisation, Bucks Search and Rescue.

On hearing about the great work of Bucks Search and Rescue from a resident’s son; a volunteer of the organisation, residential care home Mulberry Court decided to host a raffle at the annual celebration of The Feast of St Peter. After putting out a call to the local community as well as friends and family for prize donations, the people of Chalfont St Peter were happy to oblige, resulting in hundreds of pounds of donations being collected by colleagues and delivered to the home. 

Once all donations were received, the home put together two fantastic and very substantial raffle prizes, one being a ‘Barrow of Booty’ which contained a delectable selection of wine and spirits, the second, aimed at children, a ‘Trolley of Toys’, comprised of an exciting selection of toys and games. 
As people flocked to celebrate the Feast, representatives of Mulberry Court displayed the amazing prizes and successfully raised an incredible £230.00. The money was then given to a representative of Bucks Search and Rescue in a special presentation on Friday 1 July, during Care Home Open Week celebrations.

Mags Kelly, Chair of Bucks Search and Rescue commented: “We can’t put a value on having support from the community. It’s not just the value of items donated for projects, or funds raised for those projects, but the actual fact that we have people who recognise the value of the service all our volunteers provide, that’s what makes it so special when we get help from organisations like Mulberry Court and The Fremantle trust.”

Bucks Search and Rescue is an organisation made up of 100% non-paid volunteers who are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Their main role is to assist the Police service with vulnerable missing person searches across Buckinghamshire and other search teams in the surrounding counties. BSAR is also available to support the emergency services, county council and other agencies in the event of a major incident. 

BSAR receives no government funding and is only able to continue their life saving work through the kind support of the public through donations. The Fremantle Trust is grateful to have been able to support them.